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Outback Steakhouse Distance Classic - RunHalf Marathon

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Jacksonville, Florida
United States
1st Place Sports
45F / 7C
Total Time = 1h 51m 42s
Overall Rank = 419/816
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 49/95
Pre-race routine:

6am wake up. Gathered my stuff in the dark and went to the family room to get dressed to avoid waking my wife. Made a small pot of coffee and had some peanut butter on saltines.

Drove to the race with K.
Event warmup:

Port-a-potty visits were it for a warmup.
  • 1h 51m 42s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 32s  min/mile

The weather was great. I ran in my long tights and a long sleeve dri-fit shirt. I would have been fine in shorts but it was nice to have the extra material while waiting for the start.

This run was a training run for the Disney Marathon in Jan so I was trying to hold back a bit and run in my comfort zone.

The start was crowded and didn't get better until the 6k runners split off. The first mile or so was spent dodging walkers and runners with turkeys on their heads.

Once the crowd cleared we were able to settle down into a groove and pretty much stayed in it for the whole run. I made a port-a-potty stop at mile 9.

K and I shared a couple GUs along the way. Otherwise it was just water and occasional watered down gatoraid at the aid stations.

We didn't talk much during the first few miles but after we got our groove it was bla bla bla all the way down the road. I think that is why K likes to run with me. My bla bla bla keeps her mind off the running and makes the miles tick by.

We were talking about what our race goals were (dreams and such). I mentioned wanting to do an IronMan someday and a woman we were passing offered me her IMAZ spot. I laughed and told her that neither my body or my wife were ready for that committment.

In the last mile of the race there seemed to be a commotion up ahead. There were a lot of people looking over the race course. As near as I can tell somebody must have lost a ring or some other jewelry while running. Bummer for them...I hope they found what they were looking for.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

De-chipped and grabbed my finishers coffee mug. We walked across the street to the beer garden and partook in a few free recovery beers.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

gravity, friction, muscle mass

Event comments:

What more can I say?

Last updated: 2006-10-03 12:00 AM
01:51:42 | 13.1 miles | 08m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 49/95
Overall: 419/816
Performance: Good
Mile 1: 9:03 avg HR 133 Mile 2: 8:17 avg HR 151 Mile 3 8:09 avg HR 154 Mile 4 8:17 avg HR 160 Mile 5 8:27 avg HR 158 Mile 6 8:09 avg HR 157 Mile 7 8:35 avg HR 157 Mile 8 8:34 avg HR 159 Mile 9&10 17:52 avg HR 157 Mile 11 8:29 avg HR 157 Mile 12 8:36 avg HR 157 Mile 13 8:29 avg HR 162 last bit 0:43 avg HR 169
Course: Flat. Winds through some very nice neighborhoods. The finish sucks because you don't see the end until about 100yds from the end.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-11-24 6:17 AM

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Orange Park Florida
Subject: Outback Steakhouse Distance Classic

2006-11-24 9:53 AM
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2006-11-24 5:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Outback Steakhouse Distance Classic

I am disappointed that you didn't run with a turkey on your head.  That would've rocked...

Your run training is going well; no way in hell I could talk and run at that pace, let alone leave something in the tank.


2006-11-27 7:57 AM
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Subject: RE: Outback Steakhouse Distance Classic
Dang. I'm gonna have to get on the ball here soon, or you'll be as fast as me.....

Seriously though, nice job! And recovery beers are always nice.
2006-11-27 8:00 AM
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Atlanta, Ga
Subject: RE: Outback Steakhouse Distance Classic
Great Job on the half.  I love this half.  I've done it in the past when I went to school there.  I hope to see you at the Disney Marathon!
2006-11-28 1:23 PM
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Subject: RE: Outback Steakhouse Distance Classic
Nice job...wish I'd known you were there, I'd have tried to say hi.  There were tons of people there though, so that probably would have been hard to accomplish!  Great race!  I definitely enjoyed the course, very pretty.

2006-11-28 1:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Outback Steakhouse Distance Classic
I admit that I just read your race report to see if they served steaks at the end. But recovery beer is even better!
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